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Greentech Media profiles the firms that have made the greatest gains in crystalline silicon photovoltaic efficiency.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Although some detractors have already written off amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaics, several companies are still developing the technology and improving its efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
In this first installment of a three part video blog series from SunPower, Dr. Richard Swanson discusses solar cell efficiency and explains how higher efficiency solar panels benefit home owners.
Date: 07/09/2010
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
National Semiconductor has released a chip that optimizes solar arrays by matching the current and voltage for each cell, which increases the overall energy flow.
Date: 06/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Georgia Tech have made dye-sensitized solar cells with a much higher effective surface area by wraping the cells around optical fibers.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar manufacturer Suntech announced achieving a record efficiency for its multi-crystalline silicon photovoltaic module. The previous record had also been set by Suntech a month ago.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
1366 Technologies has announced raising the efficiency and reducing the cost of multicrystalline silicon cell arrays.
Date: 09/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Innovalight announced achieving an 18% efficiency on solar inks, liquid-like silicon cells that can be printed on a wafer. The results were verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new type of solar ink was developed at the University of Texas at Austin this month. If perfected, the technology could replace traditional silicon photovoltaic cells as the cheapest form of solar available to consumers.
Date: 08/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar manufacturing company Suntech Power announced making a multicrystalline silicon panel that convers 15.6 percent of light into electricity, a new world record for efficiency.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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